1st Edition

Idioms for Inclusivity Fostering Belonging with Language

    200 Pages 37 B/W Illustrations
    by Prufrock Press

    This collection of short, illustrated books for ages 7-14 uses common idioms to introduce children to key concepts in linguistics and gives them a language-oriented framework to use when discussing issues of inclusion.

    Informed by sociolinguistic research, yet written accessibly, each volume in this set poses probing questions to guide readers through beginner linguistic analysis with suggested answers and discussion prompts.

    Designed to be used by a teacher or parent in collaboration with the student, this enriching series makes linguistic exploration accessible to children, emphasizing critical thinking tools and analytical strategies inside and outside of the classroom.

    The Idioms for Inclusivity: Fostering Belonging with Language set consists of:

    • Keep Your Word: Discussing Promises
    • Speak for Yourself: Discussing Assumptions
    • Talk It Out: Discussing Disagreement
    • Use Your Voice: Discussing Identity
    • Use Your Words: Discussing Articulation


    Samantha Beaver is a workplace communications analyst and linguist with over 8 years of language research and teaching/training experience. She is currently CEO & Founder of Memra Language Services.